• Dr. King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

    Below is the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King’s acceptance speech for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, these words have never been truer and more alive than right now.


  • Don't charge your MacBook Pro using the ports on its right side!

    High kernel_task CPU Usage is due to high chassis temperature caused by charging. In particular Left Thunderbolt port usage.

    Solutions include:

    1. Move charging from the left to the right side. If you have a second charger then plug it in on the right side. Avoid plugging everything on the right side (see last paragraph below).
    2. Unplug something from the left side. Either power or another accessory until the battery is full.
    3. Force fans to max before plugging in. iStatMenus has an easy Sensors -> Fans menu item to do so. This only helps in marginal conditions.
    4. Move to a cooler room.

    Just so happens that my set-up is such that I can only charge using the right side TB3 port, now let’s move on to finding the next obscure solution to the next MacbookPro issue.


  • Delete unwanted boot entries from Windows BIOS

    I had a machine that had accumulated multiple redundant entries in the BIOS boot sequence as a result of running dual boots, clover/hackintoshes and multiple SSD swaps over time.

    This machine now runs Windows 10 exclusively but still had all old boot entries; rEFInd, MacOS, Clover, CentOS and Ubuntu. While keeping these entries will not cause any harm, I prefer to keep the Windows Boot Manager tidy by getting rid of all entries other than Windows 10.

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  • RIP Tony Allen

    Afrobeat lost an icon. RIP Tony Ọládipọ̀ Allen, he was such a massive influence.

    Allen came to prominence in Lagos alongside Fela Kuti. He started drumming in the late 50s while working at a radio station, looking to jazz icons such as Art Blakey and Max Roach for inspiration as he taught himself to play. In 1964 he met Kuti and they spent the next half-decade fine-tuning their fusion of west African party music and American funk and jazz, in the bands Koola Lobitos and, by 1969, Africa ’70. While Kuti, who died in 1997, is more well-known than his musical soulmate, he said that “without Tony Allen there would be no Afrobeat”.

    Funfact: Allen formed the Art Rock group The Good, the Bad & the Queen with singer Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, bassist Paul Simonon of the Clash and guitarist Simon Tong of the Verve. The supergroup released 2 albums.


  • Organising my music library

    I like music and I listen to all kinds - I’m not tied to a particular genre. While the 2nd half of the 20th century (1960s - 1990s) may have given us the best music and artists, there’s no shortage of new talents around the world today, and thanks to services like Colors, Kexp and Hype machine, it has become quite easy to discover these new talents and music whether they play the music of Mali or live in Tuva.

    Until a few years ago, I kept my own music and meticulously edited all the metadata to my own liking before uploading to my Google Play Music locker, these days however, I use Apple Music and only upload songs not available in the Apple store.

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  • Telegram reaches 400M MAU

    Telegram, the popular social messaging app now has 400 million monthly active users.

    When we started Telegram 7 years ago, we assumed that people will always choose freedom and quality over restrictions and mediocrity. As the gap in popularity between Telegram and its older competitors narrows, we find more and more validity in that original assumption. Thank you for being smart and free!

    Telegram started life as a WhatsApp clone but has amassed so many features over the last seven year that it is now, arguably, the best messaging service out there, though its 400 million active users is a far cry from WhatsApp’s whopping 2 billion active users.

    In addition to chats and voice calls, Telegram offers tons of other features and customisations; secret chats, bots, cloud storage, username, super groups, channels, multiple platforms, multiple sessions, end-to-end encryption, stickers, folders, tolls and quizzes. The company is also developing the Gram cryptocurrency and TON blockchain.


  • Netflix Q1/2020 Earnings

    In the first quarter, Netflix benefited from hit new shows like “Tiger King” and “Love Is Blind” and new seasons of dramas “Ozark” and “Money Heist.” Consumers stuck inside at home during the Covid-19 pandemic have turned to Netflix for entertainment.

    “Our small contribution in these difficult times is to make home confinement a little more bearable,” Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on a conference call with analysts.

    Twice as many new subscribers as Wall Street expected (15.77 million new subscribers), Netflix sure blows the competition away and Tiger King was quite something.

    Disney+ is not far behind though with an impressive 50 Million subscribers in just over 6 months.


  • The £699 Wheels

    No, it’s not a car.

    It’s the Mac Pro wheels kit, on sale for the unfortunates who didn’t configure this option during their Mac Pro purchase.

    Put your Mac Pro on wheels with the Mac Pro Wheels Kit. The custom-designed stainless steel and rubber wheels make it easy to move your Mac Pro around, whether sliding it out from under your desk or across your studio.



  • Tokens of love

    Thomas Alsop, 21, brick labourer, was convicted in 1833 at Staffordshire for stealing a sheep.

    Accept this dear mother from your unfortunate son Thomas-Alsop, transported July 25 aged 21, 1833. When you see this think of me, forget me not, dear mother.

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  • Plexamp updated to version 3

    Plex has just announced a version 3 update to Plexamp music player.

    Plexamp is a simple music player for Plex, modelled after the classic Winamp audio player, it supports gapless playback with soft transitions, loudnes levelling, direct plays of almost all audio formats, beautiful visualizations and keyboard media keys. It works offline when you are out and about and works as a remote for other plex players.

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